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25 Off-Site Events You Don’t Want To Miss At San Diego Comic Con

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GUEST POST BY: @DUSTINMAJITSU
Dustin is an ‘all things nerdy’ enthusiast who enjoys spending time at awesome conventions, eSports tournaments and contributing to KeepItNerdy.com.

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San Diego Comic Con is upon us once more and with events starting as early as next week, it’s hard to keep track of everything you want to do. There is so much at the convention, but there is even more going on outside of the SDCC grounds that is definitely noteworthy. There are well over 150 different things to do during Comic Con week in San Diego, but you definitely won’t have the man power to hit them all up.

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And we definitely can’t fit all 157 into this post without being a bit TL;DR, we made sure to pack it with our favorite picks. Want to see the full list? Check out the map above OR you can see a calendar of all events happening off-site on the official SDCC Blog.

SDCC

CONVENTION CENTER
While you can’t go inside without your SDCC pass, you can access all the amazing stuff going on outside and nearby for FREE. Check out the local trolley system to avoid steep parking prices or sold out parking in the nearby lots.

+ 7.23 Image Expo by Image Comics – 2pm / Hilton Bayfront
+ 7.24 BOOM! Studios 9th Anniversary Drink-Up – 9pm / Odysea Bar, Hilton Bayfront
+ 7.25 4th Annual Star Wars Fan Breakfast – 7:30am / Edge Water Grill
+ 7.25 Marvel International Photo Shoot – 3pm / SDCC Mezzanine
+ 7.26 Bioshock Cosplay Gathering – 12am – 3pm / Click Here For Free Tickets
+ 7.26 Final Fantasy Group Meet Up – 8am / Outside Main Entrance Of Convention Center
+ 7.26 Heroes Brew Craft Beer Festival – 3pm / Embarcadero
+ 7.27 Doctor Who Cosplay Meet Up – 2pm / Click Here For Details
+ 7.27 Post SDCC International Brony Meet Up – 6pm / Click Here To RSVP Now

Petco Park SDCC

PETCO PARK / FOOD TRUCK LOT AREA
When it gets hot when you’re out and about, this is the place to be! Vendors will be on the prowl handing out tons of free swag, showing off demos and sneaks of their latest projects and more. Plus, having dozens of different foods to choose from makes it all that much better.
Hours for this location are:
Wednesday, July 23: 5:00pm (Preview Night)
Thursday, July 24 – Saturday, July 26: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday, July 27: 9:00am-7:00pm

+ ALL WEEKEND Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary, Interactive Booth
+ ALL WEEKEND Skylanders, Interactive Demo Booth – Skylander’s Trap Team
+ ALL WEEKEND Amazon, Amazon Locker Prize Giveaways & Interactive Kindle Booth
+ ALL WEEKEND Courtyard Marriott, Free Make Up Touch Ups & Costume Contests
+ ALL WEEKEND Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Themed Laser Tag Sponsored By: The Nerdist – Top Floor, Petco Park
+ 7.24 MTV Fan Fest ft. Linkin Park – Click Here For More Info
+ 7.25 SherlockeDCC – 7pm / San Diego Public Library
+ 7.25 & 7.26 only The Walking Dead Escape – Click Here To Buy Tickets

Gaslamp SDCC

GASLAMP DISTRICT AND BEYOND
+ ALL WEEKEND Disney Infinity – 343 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
+ ALL WEEKEND Adult Swim Fun House – Click Here For More Info
+ 7.23 3DS Pokemon Tournament w/Craft Brews – Ballast Point, Little Italy
+ 7.23 SDCC Steampunk Villain Night, 7pm – 423 E St, San Diego, CA 92101
+ 7.24 & 7.25 Geek & Sundry Takeover Jolt’n Joes – 379 4th Ave, San Diego, CA
+ 7.25 Sony Entertainment Block Party – Click Here To RSVP
+ 7.25 @midnight LIVE, 10:30pm – Click Here To Buy Tickets
+ 7.26 8th Annual SDCC Zombie Walk, 5pm – Click Here For More Info